is a new course, debuting in spring quarter,
2013. It is a 3-week mini-course and will be
co-taught by Drs. Michele Calos and Renee
First week of course encompasses “Human
Pluripotent Stem Cell Laboratory Course”.
Hands-on teaching of culture of human embryonic
stem cells and generation of induced pluripotent
stem cells (iPSC), with associated supporting
lecture material, lecture and lab daily. Weeks 2
and 3 comprise lectures on disease-specific stem
cell projects that are moving toward the clinic,
with lectures presented by scientists leading
these projects, including at least one from a
biotechnology company. Associated lab sessions
will focus on a muscular dystrophy project,
illustrating genetic engineering,
differentiation, engraftment, and imaging of
stem cells. Speaker dinner(s), with student
This course allows flexibility to enroll for
1, 2, or 3 weeks, with lectures and labs each
week. Week 1 only, 1 unit; weeks 2 and 3,
lecture only, 1 unit; weeks 2 and 3 lecture and
lab, 2 units; whole course, 3 units.
Week 1; 5 days per week, Monday – Friday, 1:15
– 5:05. Weeks 2 and 3 encompass 7 days of
instruction, including 4-5 days of lectures and
2-3 lab sessions, 2:15 – 4:05 each day, and 1
dinner/per student, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Enrollment
in the laboratory is limited to 12 students.
Enrollment in the lecture part of the course
only, up to 20 students.
We will utilize the teaching laboratory in the
Lokey Stem Cell Building. The laboratory can
accommodate up to 12 students and is located in
G1165. The lectures will be in a nearby lecture
room, such as G1161.
Week 1: May 20 – 24, 2013
Weeks 2 and 3: May 28 – June 5, 2013
Fall quarter every year, for
medical students. Dr. Calos provides an
overview of gene and cell therapy.
Fall quarter every year, for genetic
counseling students. Dr. Calos lectures
on treating genetic disease with gene therapy
and gene-modified cells.
Dr. Calos presents
regularly in various Stanford lecture series,
including Current Issues in
Genetics and the
Human Genetics Journal Club.